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pri·va·tize

 (prī′və-tīz′)
tr.v. pri·va·tized, pri·va·tiz·ing, pri·va·tiz·es
To change (an industry or business, for example) from governmental or public ownership or control to private enterprise: "Egypt has to some degree privatized agriculture, allowing farmers to sell directly to consumers instead of through the government" (Marq de Villiers).

pri′va·ti·za′tion (prī′və-tĭ-zā′shən) n.

privatize

(ˈpraɪvɪˌtaɪz) or

privatise

vb
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to transfer (the production of goods or services) from the public sector of an economy into private ownership and operation
ˌprivatiˈzation, ˌprivatiˈsation n

pri•va•tize

(ˈpraɪ vəˌtaɪz)

v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
1. to transfer from public or government control or ownership to private enterprise.
2. to make private.
[1945–50]
pri`va•ti•za′tion, n.

privatize


Past participle: privatized
Gerund: privatizing

Imperative
privatize
privatize
Present
I privatize
you privatize
he/she/it privatizes
we privatize
you privatize
they privatize
Preterite
I privatized
you privatized
he/she/it privatized
we privatized
you privatized
they privatized
Present Continuous
I am privatizing
you are privatizing
he/she/it is privatizing
we are privatizing
you are privatizing
they are privatizing
Present Perfect
I have privatized
you have privatized
he/she/it has privatized
we have privatized
you have privatized
they have privatized
Past Continuous
I was privatizing
you were privatizing
he/she/it was privatizing
we were privatizing
you were privatizing
they were privatizing
Past Perfect
I had privatized
you had privatized
he/she/it had privatized
we had privatized
you had privatized
they had privatized
Future
I will privatize
you will privatize
he/she/it will privatize
we will privatize
you will privatize
they will privatize
Future Perfect
I will have privatized
you will have privatized
he/she/it will have privatized
we will have privatized
you will have privatized
they will have privatized
Future Continuous
I will be privatizing
you will be privatizing
he/she/it will be privatizing
we will be privatizing
you will be privatizing
they will be privatizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been privatizing
you have been privatizing
he/she/it has been privatizing
we have been privatizing
you have been privatizing
they have been privatizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been privatizing
you will have been privatizing
he/she/it will have been privatizing
we will have been privatizing
you will have been privatizing
they will have been privatizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been privatizing
you had been privatizing
he/she/it had been privatizing
we had been privatizing
you had been privatizing
they had been privatizing
Conditional
I would privatize
you would privatize
he/she/it would privatize
we would privatize
you would privatize
they would privatize
Past Conditional
I would have privatized
you would have privatized
he/she/it would have privatized
we would have privatized
you would have privatized
they would have privatized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.privatize - change from governmental to private control or ownership; "The oil industry was privatized"
manufacture, industry - the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
denationalise, denationalize - put under private control or ownership; "The steel industry was denationalized"
Translations
privatizovat
privatisere
yksityistää
privatizirati
magánosítprivatizál
民営化する
민영화하다
privatisera
tư nhân hóa

privatize

[ˈpraɪvətaɪz] VTprivatizar

privatize

[ˈpraɪvətaɪz] privatise (British) vtprivatiser
to be privatized [industry, service] → être privatisé(e)

privatize

privatize

[ˈpraɪvɪˌtaɪz‘] vtprivatizzare

privatize

يُخَصِّصُ privatizovat privatisere privatisieren ιδιωτικοποιώ privatizar yksityistää privatiser privatizirati privatizzare 民営化する 민영화하다 privatiseren privatisere sprywatyzować privatizar приватизировать privatisera การแปรรูปหน่วยราชการและรัฐวิสาหกิจให้เป็นเอกชน özelleştirmek tư nhân hóa 私有化
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